Security Analyst

Full-time, Cheltenham

The Role
Do you want to be part of a consultancy at the cutting edge of information security? At Context, we pride ourselves on our unique and meticulous approach to helping our clients solve their most complex information security challenges.

Context is currently recruiting for Security Analysts to work within their Security Operations team. The role encompasses both monitoring and responding to alerts raised by various tool-sets as part of an ongoing managed security monitoring service, coupled with analysing data sets gathered from Incident Response investigations and assisting Investigative Consultants to deliver positive investigative outcomes to our breach investigation consultancy engagements.

The individuals who take on these roles will be working as part of the Security Operations team. Day to day responsibilities will include; responding and investigating alerts, liaising with customers in order to support investigative outcomes and providing remediation actions, implementation of new signatures/rules, and assisting in the creation and development of analyst core processes and procedures.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Being part of a 24/7 operational security service team working 12 hour shifts
  • Assisting in the development & mentorship of junior members of staff
  • Performing detailed analysis of the data captured by monitoring systems
  • Responding to and investigating alerts raised by proprietary tool sets
  • Escalating incidents to senior management where necessary & acting as a point of contact throughout investigation
  • The recommendation & implementation of new signatures/rules & tuning existing
  • Supporting Investigative Consultants with incident response investigations
  • Supporting client engagements and or service meetings
  • Report generation
  • Handling client queries
  • Person Specification

  • Over 2 years working in a SOC environment and a degree or equivalent level education in the follow topics:
  • Cyber/information/network security
  • Computer science
  • Software/electrical/network engineering
  • Other IT/security/network-related degrees
  • CREST (CPIA, CRIA, CPSA)
  • Vendor Certs or training
  • SANS
  • CEH
  • Security+
  • Network+
  • The above list is not exhaustive. All candidates will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Skills

  • Demonstrates a passion for cyber security and a keen interest in IT
  • Possesses a detail understanding of the core discipline, including knowledge of computer networks, operating systems, software, hardware and security
  • An understanding of the cyber security risks associated with various technologies and ways to manage them
  • A good working knowledge of various security technologies such as network and application firewalls, host intrusion prevention and anti-virus
  • Demonstratable knowledge of at least one scripting or programming language.
  • Verbal communication skills, including presentation skills, with an ability to communicate with a range of technical and non-technical team members and other relevant individuals
  • Written communication skills & the ability to write technical reports.
  • Time-management and organizational skills to manage a variety of tasks, prioritise workload and meet deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail, analytical skills and an ability to analyze complex technical information in order to identify patterns and trends
  • An ability to work under pressure, particularly when dealing with threats and at times of high demand.
  • Technologies

  • Experience in any of the following:
  • SIEM tools (LogRhythm)
  • EDR tools (Carbon Black & CrowdStrike)
  • IDS/IPS
  • ITSM toolsets
  • The Company

    Context is an independently operated cyber security consultancy, founded in 1998 and focusing on providing highly skilled consultants to help organisations with their information security challenges. We work with some of the world’s most high profile blue chip companies and government organisations.
    We are growing rapidly and are expanding our team and our services. We have offices in the UK, Germany, New York and Australia, and are recruiting in order to support an expanding business.

    Location and Travel

    The role is based at our Gloucester Office/Cheltenham Office.

    Salary and package

    A competitive salary and package aligned to market rates and including annual review.
    In addition to the base salary there is a 20% shift allowance
    Context hosts a comprehensive bonus scheme and benefits including: 26 shift day’s annual leave, option to buy up to 5 extra days; company pension scheme, contributory of up to 8%; company share plan; numerous voluntary benefits including Cycle to Work Scheme, Season Ticket Loan; free eye tests and sabbatical options.
    Employees also benefit from an individually tailored learning and development plan which can include financial support with tuition/exam fees and access to various conference opportunities.
    Company ethos is paramount and so, in addition to these bonuses and benefits, Context offers a flexible working environment, regular social activities and various day to day extras such as free refreshments.

    Employees shall comply with applicable data protection legislation in the course of their employment including the General Data Protection Regulation.  In particular, they shall inform the data protection officer of any processing activities which uncover personal data. 

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